Simple Songs

by Andy Halliday

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Dedicated to the happy memories of Helen Waddington and Gremlyn.
Thank you to Helen for the album cover photograph.
Created over about a year at home in Brighton.
Re-Mixed @ Mushroom with Enrico Berto.
Mastered by Alyn Sclosa.

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released September 12, 2016

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Andy Halliday England, UK

Andy writes the songs first, then decorates / buries them in whatever he fancies.

Frequently likened, appropriately, to Syd Barret and Neutral Milk Hotel.

Music which keeps giving.

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Track Name: Cool It
If you wanna become a memory,
I’m not sure how long it will last
I’m feeling, strangely lighter,
If you wanna become a part of me,
how long will your memory last?
I’m feeding, the fire

So cool it, cool it, cooool it,
Cooool it…
Coooo-ol it
Cooo ooo oo ool it.

If you wanna commit adultery,
i’m feeling like we’re being watched,
Just lets watch it roll past,
And if you by way of validity,
wanted to know how i’ll react
I’ll trade yer clothes for that

So cool it, cool it, cooool it,
Cooool it…
Coooo-ol it
Cooo ooo oo ool it.

Don’t let me down
We’ll fit in right
Won’t want it out
I Wanna know now

Cool it, cool it,
cooool it,
Cooool it…
Coooo-ol it
Cooo ooo oo ool it.
Track Name: What Harm Misery
Just don’t know if I can do it,
I had to have some help just to get to it,
Too many voices in a cross fire,
Your tattoo is so arty I don’t know if I can party with you!

Wound up in negative headspace,
Pulling me down into a spin
Focused on my breathing,
Don’t talk to me this evening
I think I’m over acting now somebody else has started talking too!

Courage is what I require,
Do you concur I feel so tired
What harm would some misery do?
What is wrong with you?

Caught up in the same old who do
Does your time allow for mine?
Back around once a while just to test
I have a new smile that I just invented

And oh trust me I’m embarrassed to try it
By this fine faux fallacy
Crazy’s gone walkies on his own again
What’s the use in trying?
I’ve been marginalised maligned through and through!

Courage is what I desire, do you concur?
I’m feeling tired.
What harm would some misery do?
What is wrong with you?

WHISTLE

Courage is what I desire!

What harm would some misery do?
What is wrong with you?

You / You / You / You
Track Name: Destiny And It Changes
Millions of people none of them going my way
What are the chances they are imaginary?
What are their choices?
What differences do they make?

Where could all of them be going to?
Oh!

CH
Destiny breeds it’s own changes
When you realise you’ve changed
All the way

I’m only going down a certain road
It’s only one with forks that i am always coming to
Oh!

CH
Destiny breeds it’s own changes,
When you realise you’ve changed
Everything new just out of view

Now and then we turn the pages,
We find we forgot the page,

Everything new just out of view
All of the bones you made came to nothing
Everything beautiful out of view
All of the love you made came to nothing

SOLO
Everything that you said came to nothing
SOLO
All of the love you made came to nothing
All of the bones you made came to nothing.

CH
Every now and then it’s dangerous
Only skin deep though they break
Everything beautiful out of view
All of the love you made came to nothing
All of the love you made came to nothing
Track Name: Merry Go Round
Merry - Go - Round

Totally awesome buzz -
Totally awesome turn -
For the age we are we do a lot of those
Or do we do them at all?

Social asks and social norms, we’re hardly open to reform
if we not careful we’ll carve out a cavern between us.
Humble, feels, I feels left out, an evening left to check it out,
My weekend has it all planned out, it’s peace in our peacetime

It’s just a fatter of act
I’ve felt the age we are
for more than only a day

(stops)
i felt you trusting me then, did you notice? We’ve never said
We trust each other, andy are we having a good time?
All the water that dried up, its harder than to top up
can i speak to you when you are on by the telephone?

Call me where you are i’ve fallen for you again!
and we’ll have to cool it off
for the way we are we make a lot of jokes
when we are the other way

(whistle)
Call me where you are I want to hear you again
totally awesome drunk, I’m native where you are
only for another day

I’m giving up on my tour time
I’m giving up all my call signs
I’m giving up interaction
I’m giving up on internalisation
I’m giving up and moving on
I’m picking up all the pieces
I’m looking into recesses

IN THE WORLD WE ARE!!! EVERYONE DESTROYS US!!! NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!!
Track Name: Still On The Rebound
I’m still on the rebound, from my first real love, but when you are 19, who gives things up?
I’m still healing from our first real touch, your head and your heart beat matched with mine.
that never left my mind.

I remember when Im with someone new, I think about all the things you and I would do.

It brings back a fury, yeah i found anger with you, adjusted reality I fully commit to.

I’m in love with a memory, that is so perfect. It keeps creeping up on me, challenging my regret

Suddenly, 10 years on the bender, It’s a painful agenda, I will never be happy, blaming you.

so I’m sorry if you meet me and I seem elsewhere.
Thank you for asking - It’s not your problem, sure, lets leave it there.
Track Name: Hook Me Up On Facebook
I guess i never thought that i would see the day
You and i would view the world in a similar way
Vice voyeur and comfort
On one handy page
Glad of the forum of debate

Hook me up on facebook
We can be friends there
We can live to click like and share

Hook me up on facebook
We can be friends there
We can learn to click like and share

Seen a group in there for riot preparation
And a group in there for kids with movie names
Seen a group in there for hipster congregation
And a group on there for fans of tardigrades

I guess I never thought it could ever go wrong
I message you on that chat app and try string you along
Nothing ever happens, a year is much too long.
Its as if you never log on!

Hook me up on facebook
Can we be friends there?
Can we live to click like and share?
Hook me up on facebook
Can we be friends there?
We can learn to click like and share

I live with the potential for disgrace

I’m in a group on there for meme proliferation
In a group on there for films that seem deranged
In a group on there for brave new world creation
In a group on there for fans of tardigrades

Hook me up on facebook
Can we be friends there?
We can learn to click like and share
Hook me up on Facebook
Can we be friends there?
we can learn to click like and share - oh yeah!
Hook me up on Facebook!
Track Name: Honestly
If you can fit into my life, my life
leaving everything just the way you find
it’s not what I can do for you, I do not tow the line
it’s so easy to be languid all the time

Im distracted by you, whats your story?
maybe ill call you if I’m looking for a time?
Won’t take to much of it, i do not need it
Go on, belong that way to anything at all
I -I -I -I

ch
honestly its not a difficult question
I am just a sand dune blowing around
and in case i cant get out of my comfort zone
I can now agree, it’s bringing me down

when you bring news into life
If you bring news into
We;re building a nice story!


if you prefer the truth, then none of us survive
and you’re so elegant at living life
I noticed instantly, you’re disappointed
Is it still living if to get loose beneath a knife?
I say thank you but can not stay the while!

ch
honestly its not a serious question
I am just a sand dune blowing around
if you can not get out of my comfort zone
I can now agree, it’s bringing me down

when you bring news into life
when you bring news into life
If you bring news into
We;re building a nice story!

when you bring news into life
when you bring news into life
when you bring news into life
when you bring news into
when you bring news into life
when you bring news into life
when you bring news into life
were bulding a nice story x 2
when you bring news into life x10
Track Name: My Last Truth
Thank you for coming it's time to go home
you're on the ceiling come on lets go
so much emotion for us to go through

in the confusion i signal to you
you’re not receiving; the things we go through!
I’m an imaginative kind of a guy
an I thought you’d imagined me too

Yeah I thought that was why
everything became clearer at the end

truth is my timing relied on a pause
somewhere between us, the line becomes yours
i'm a meandering kind of a guy
you've been meandering too

and I thought that was why x2
callused my fingers so bleed at the end

truth is my fingers they bleed anyway
keep on regardless though you never say it’s
cause you are happy with what you have achieved

i’d like to see clearly from the back of the room
simple beautiful space expands through you
im not distancing myself from you but it seems like what's coming true

now you're my last truth x3
im walking away before you get too

instrumental break
you're my last truth x3
love you last truth
now im walking away before you get too
Track Name: Strange In These Times
Strange in these times, everything looks set to deplete
All i wanna do with you is be, creative
Gently, with your worldy multi faceted formation,
A resonance
Thats clear

Uninterested and lacking in concentration
In anything else
Because of this

Meaning aint going to settle my frustration
Will anything, settle it?

No, get up and take the mother-fucking motion.
In spite of me?
In spite of me
Track Name: When You See Things Work
This feeling has lost all meaning as
I go back to work wherever i used to stand
I lost a live old man, forgot to cause his curse
I Concentrate on one thing oh nevermind

Well at least things work! That’s easier :)
Well at least things work! That’s easier :)

Now I’m in my dress and looking my best
When my best impression, is at my desk
When you feel that burn ya feel abreast at best
stirring up some words.. and everyone just says “yes”

When at least things work, its easier x3

When you see things work, every malfunction hurts
And if its not in jest, do you do your best?
What is the time, to get it all online?
and when the failure’s fun, you fail on purpose

When you see things work every malfunction hurts x3

and without training, the perfect train comes in
and then the drone’s are out, but nobody gets hurt
and there’s a door open, i dunno know how it works
When you can’t come first, you walk and talk and come last

When you see things work every malfunction hurts x3

Well if you won’t come first, you might as well come last.
So you can walk and talk, hear it here first.
Well if you won’t come first, you might as well come last.
Is it the long way round? Now all the words are out.

When you see things work every malfunction hurts x3